Autodesk Launches U-Vis 360 Core for Governments

22 Oct, 2007

Platform for federal, state, and local agencies integrates building design, manufacturing, mapping, and infrastructure data and displays it in a single visualization environment.

Autodesk unveiled the Autodesk U-Vis 360 Core, a platform that integrates building design, manufacturing, mapping, and infrastructure data and displays it in a single visualization environment.

Tailored for federal, state, and local governments, the U-Vis 360 platform reportedly provides a complete, 360-degree, inside-outside-under view of any structure or urban environment.

Under view of Autodesk's U-Vis 360 solutions platform.

According to Autodesk, the U-Vis platform integrates smart engineering data, filters it according to specific tasks, then applies the appropriate interface -- either a 2D Web or 3D game engine. Nontechnical users at all levels of government can integrate, visualize, and experience information and data about an urban setting or structure in a digital environment.

"U-Vis 360 provides an end-to-end solution our state and local and federal government customers have been asking for -- an open-architecture, user-friendly platform that lets our customers visualize and access every aspect of their urban structures and cities before they take action," said Bill Goodson, vice-president, government sales, Autodesk. "With U-Vis 360, our customers can incorporate data and easily extend their current workflows throughout the entire process -- from design to implementation and then out to delivery of applications most important to them: analysis, training, and response. U-Vis 360 ultimately lets our customers make more informed decisions so they can reduce costs and protect present and future investments."

U-Vis 360 allows users to incorporate existing data from commercial, off-the-shelf software (CAD, GIS, building information modeling, and databases) to create urban environments for business applications and analysis needs. The U-Vis 360 Core also supports the development of multiple solutions from the same sets of source data.

"By leveraging existing data that customers already have stored in various software types, we are able to quickly create a precise and comprehensive 2D or 3D visual data integration solution containing that specific data," said Juliana Slye, director of Autodesk Government. "The U-Vis 360 family of solutions delivers cost-effective applications for decision-makers who require collaboration across the enterprise and need a complete inside-outside-under view of any structure."

Currently, Autodesk is working with its partners to deliver solutions based on the U-Vis 360 platform to specialized government markets and agencies. The company also is working to develop a software development kit and an application programming interface for the product.